Rachid Haroun was born in Algiers in 1965. He grew up in a neighborhood of musicians “Djenane El Mabrouk “.
We are extremely happy to present Rachid Haroun at the Monarch as the opening show for our upcoming Folk musc series “When the Devil is Gone I Mostly Feel Lonely ” since he will be accompanied by Festsaal Kreuzbergs very own Toufik Benbessaa.
Those of you who come to our events regularly might know him from the door. Tonite he will accompany Mr. Haroun on percussions! At the age of seven, and on the recommendation of his brother Moussa, himself a musician, Rachid Haroun attended music school in Belfort-El Harrach.
Rezki Harbi and Hacène Ben Choubène, his music teachers, taught him at the beginning the art of the instrument Snitra (mandolin) and later the Kamendja (violin). In parallel, he was engaged in singing. In Essendoucia and El Fakhardjia, two major music schools in Algiers, he broadened his knowledge of the algerian Arab-Andalusian heritage and with his master and teacher Noureddine Saoudi he learned the art of interpreting the famous Nubata.
Rachid Haroun @ ITB Berlin
For his first solo CD “Musique classique Algérienne” in 1997 at United One Records, he has selected a variety of songs he performs with accents found on any shore of Mediterranean. Genres and styles that have their origins in the long Algerian Andalusian music history. Rachid currently lives in Berlin.
This concert is part of the ongoing Folk music series “When the Devil is Gone I Mostly Feel Lonely”.
Digital in Berlin highly recommended! We are giving away 2 x 2 tickets for “Rachid Haroun”. Just send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Rachid Haroun” as the subject.
Rachid Haroun LIVE
presented by CTM-Concerts / Monarch, Festsaal Kreuzberg & Digital in Berlin
Dj: Nouri Ben Redjeb (Haus der Kulturen der Welt)
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 | 20:00 CET
Monarch | Skalitzer Str. 134 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg